3 Cardinals positional battles to watch in preseason game vs. Chiefs

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The Arizona Cardinals have their second preseason game of the year Friday night against the Kansas City Chiefs at State Farm Stadium. The Cardinals will play their starters for an undetermined length of time and then it will be about the players battling for spots on the roster.

There are a few position battles to watch in this game. Which player battling for playing time or a spot on the roster will pull ahead?

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RB Jonathan Ward vs. RB Eno Benjamin

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Ward has been ahead of Benjamin on the depth chart for over a year. Ward got to play last season. But it was Benjamin who had a great game against the Cowboys. Both players will get a good amount of playing time. Can Benjamin keep it up and potentially move ahead of Ward, or will Ward have the better game if he plays?

TEs Darrell Daniels vs. Ross Travis vs. Demetrius Harris

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Maxx Williams is the unquestioned No. 1 tight end. Daniels might be the unquestioned No. 2 but both Travis and Harris have more experience in the league than Daniels. Daniels missed the first preseason game. He should be out there tonight.

CBs Malcolm Butler vs. Robert Alford

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Butler is listed ahead of Alford on the depth chart. However, all offseason and all of camp, it has been Alford on the field with Byron Murphy in base defenses. Butler comes in for nickel sets. Alford played only four snaps last week and Butler only one. Will one look better in coverage than the other tonight?

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